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- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 25.00
If the source of manga and anime is physically located in Japan, the temptation for many critics and scholars is to ask what aspects of Japanese culture and history gave rise to these media. This ninth volume of Mechademia ?an annual collection of critical work on anime and manga?challenges the tendency to answer the question of origins by reductively... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00
Formed by a small group of university students in the early 1980s, Studio Gainax is now one of the most adventurous and widely esteemed anime companies on the scene. And it is fascinating for its unique approach to animation. Formal experimentation, genre-straddling, self-reflexivity, unpredictable plot twists, a gourmet palate for stylishness, proverbially... more...
- Gallery Books 2010; US$ 22.95
Each week about fifty New Yorker cartoonists submit ten ideas, yielding five hundred cartoons for no more than twenty spots in the magazine. Arguably the most brilliant single-panel-gag cartoonists in the world create a bunch of cartoons every week that never see the light of day. These rejects were piling up in the dusty corners of studios all... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95
Design creative characters inspired by real people. Let Mike Mattesi show you how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop and 'PUSH' your drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact for believable characters audiences can relate to. Packed with color... more...
- DK Publishing 2007; US$ 14.95
Building on the success of Drawing Workshop and Watercolor Workshop , the twelve new inspiring projects in each book targetartists who want to improve their skills and help them to further develop theirown style. Combines clear information with step-by-step projects Projects include up-close details, tips and hints Written by practicing artists... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 35.94
Each accessible book includes: - A behind-the-scenes look at the featured industry - Profiles of working professionals that offer an inside peek at what they do - "Reality Check" sidebars to help readers decide if this is the job for them - "Find Out More" and "Check It Out" sidebars for further research - "A Day... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95
Create amazing animated effects such as fiery blazes, rippling water, and magical transformations. Animation guru Joseph Gilland breaks down the world of special effects animation with clear step-by-step diagrams and explanations on how to create the amazing and compelling images you see on the big screen. 'Elemental Magic' is jam-packed with rich,... more...
- F+W Media 2006; US$ 16.99
Discover the secrets to drawing manga! You can draw manga! And you'll have fun doing it as you create dozens of guys and girls in a variety of costumes. The easy lessons in this book make drawing in the world's most popular style as easy as picking up a pencil. Start with the basics of drawing heads and bodies, then learn ways to customize... more...
- F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99
Discover the fast, fun art of drawing comic portraits! Face Off shows you how to draw life like never before. Caricaturist Harold Hamernik shares the secrets to capturing the sillier side of friends, family, celebrities, strangers - any face that crosses your path. 40 step-by-step demonstrations show you how to sketch whimsical and expressive... more...